October Update

Budget Telephone Town Hall

On Wednesday, October 18th, I hosted our first ever Budget Telephone Town Hall.  We had a great turn out and received many thoughtful questions regarding Burlington. I want to thank all the residents who participated in this discussion.

Questions ranged from investing in our transit, bike lanes to managing traffic flow on our city streets. We gained a tremendous amount of feedback that we will use to create our 2018 Budget.

This video is a snapshot of the topics raised on Wednesday night.

Inspire Burlington With Moses Znaimer

The Mayor’s Inspire Burlington Series, with the President of CARP, Moses Znaimer is SOLD OUT!  We announced the event earlier this month and we’re thrilled to see that this event is one not to be missed.

Moses will share his perspective on a “New Vision of Aging for Canada”.  How baby boomers have changed in the way they age.

Our experience has shown us that even when people register to attend, they miss the event due to conflicts.  We will initiate a stand-by line for walk-ins and try our best to accommodate everyone.

Downtown Mobility Hub Draft Plan

Last month, our city staff unveiled the Downtown Mobility Hub draft New Precinct Plan and Policy Framework to members of the council.

The new Draft Precinct Plan was produced after extensive consultation with the community.  It proposes dedicating 49% of our downtown for public use and establishes where mid-rise and tall buildings should be located.

I encourage you to take a look and let me know what you think.  You can watch the entire presentation HERE or read about it HERE.

Burlington Matters Back For Another Season


Another season of Burlington Matters is back on Your TV (Formally TV Cogeco).

I was in the studio last week taping the season premiere.

Our first episode focuses on the Draft New Precinct Plan for Downtown Mobility Hub. Mary Lou Tanner, Director of Planning and Building and Rosa Bustamante, Manager of Mobility Hubs joined me on the show and we had a great discussion on the future of our beautiful Downtown.
Burlington Matters repeats throughout the week and you can find the full
schedule here.Tune in on Cable 23 or HD Cable 700. To suggest an episode topic, please email mayor@burlington.ca 

Live with Kelly from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with Kelly Childs, the owner of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe on Brant Street, to discuss something more personal.
I was invited to go LIVE on Kelly’s Facebook page to discuss the importance of mindfulness and the benefits of meditation. Not many of you know that I meditate on a regular basis. It allows me to pause from my very busy schedule to regroup and focus.
Thank you to Kelly and the team for a great start to my morning last week. You can watch the interview here.

Travel To Apeldoorn Netherlands!

This is a rare opportunity! Travel to Burlington’s twin city Apeldoorn Netherlands and stay with local families while you explore Amsterdam with Burlington’s Mundialization Citizen Committee! This is the best way to experience Dutch hospitality and culture.

You can learn more about the trip at upcoming information sessions or call 905-335-7600 ext. 7855 or email mundialization@burlington.ca

Mayor’s Inspire Burlington Presents “New Vision of Aging” with Moses Znaimer

I am very excited to announce that Moses Znaimer, a media visionary and the
President of CARP will be the keynote presenter for my next Inspire
Burlington series on November 7th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Many of you will know his name as the co-founder of City Tv, CablePulse24, Much Music, Bravo!, Space and Fashion Television. His newest role is
being the voice for Canada’s 15.8 million people, aged 45plus.

Moses will present his “New Vision of Aging for Canada” a discussion on how
baby boomers are changing in the way they age, and what lies ahead.

His presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions from
members of the audience. As with all Inspire Burlington events, admission is free, and all are welcome.

To register, CLICK HERE


Long term care planning focus of mayor’s free community events

Media release from the Office of the Mayor

Burlington, Ont., June 6, 2016 – In recognition of June as Seniors’ Month, Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Series presents two free community events with keynote speaker Karen Henderson focused on helping residents and their families plan ahead.

Henderson is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Care Planning Network. Her presentation will focus on the importance of advance arrangements for long term care and related financial planning. Mayor Goldring and representatives from Carpenter Hospice will also give presentations. Interested residents of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson

“Members of the community are telling me they have questions about arranging long term care for themselves or a loved one,” said Mayor Goldring. “These Inspire Burlington events are intended to foster those conversations and encourage residents and their families to be proactive.”

What: Helping Seniors and Their Families Plan for Tomorrow

A Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Speakers’ Series event

When/Where: Friday, June 17, Tansley Woods Community Centre (Community Rooms 1 and 2), 1996 Itabashi Way, 9:30-11:30 a.m.       


Friday, June 17, Burlington Seniors’ Centre (Auditorium), 2285 New St., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Continue reading

Inspire Burlington events on June 17 focused on seniors

Recently, residents have connected with me about questions on long term care and financial planning for their retirement years.

Based on these conversations, as well as those with the compassionate team at Carpenter Hospice, my next Inspire Burlington speakers’ series events in June are focused on these topics.

Inspire Burlington: Helping Seniors and Their Families Plan for Tomorrow features keynote speaker Karen Henderson.

There are two Inspire Burlington sessions from which to choose: June 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tansley Woods Community Centre, Community Rooms 1 and 2, 1996 Itabashi Way or June 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Burlington Seniors’ Centre, Auditorium, 2285 New St. Continue reading